Accession Number : AD1007285

Title :   Laboratory Evaluation of Light Obscuration Particle Counters used to Establish use Limits for Aviation Fuel

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : US Army TARDEC Warren United States

Personal Author(s) : Schmitigal,Joel

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The United States Army conducted several laboratory evaluations of automatic light obscuration particle counters to develop limits for aviation fuel cleanliness. The laboratory evaluations concluded an ISO code limit, based on ISO 4406, of 19/17/14/13 limits for the 4m(c)/ 6m (c)/ 14m (c)/ 30m (c) size channels derived from 1.0 mg/L concentration levels for ISO 12103-1 A1 Ultrafine and ISO 12103-1 A2 Fine test dusts, and down to a 5 ppm free water contamination was the best technical solution for applying this technology to fuel applications.

Descriptors :   fuels , Aviation fuels , Fuel contamination , water , particulates , gravimetric analysis , dust

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE